Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dress Up Christmas

Stampin' Up! have come to the party again and have got something special for all of us to enjoy.

During the special promotion period - 16 October-30 November 2010 - you can earn exclusive Stampin' Up! ribbon spools in two different ways:

1.  Purchase a gift-giving bundle and receive one FREE spool of ribbon
2.  Host a $550 workshop and receive a FREE spool of ribbon.

Bundles are as follows:

Gifted Bundle:
Gifted set and Jolly Holiday DSP
Item No: 124041 $66.90 - wood mount
Item No: 124042 $56.90 - clear mount

Welcome Christmas Bundle:
Welcome Christmas set and Christmas Coca specialty DSP
Item No: 124045 $69.90 - wood mount
Item No: 124046 $59.90 - clear mount

Season of Joy Bundle:
Season of Joy set and So Swirly Stampin' Around wheel
Item No: 124043 $67.90 - wood mount

Delightful Decorations Bundle:
Delightful Decorations set and Ornament punch
Item No: 124044 $72.90 - wood mount

Simple email or phone me to place your order of one of the above mentioned bundles and you can choose from a selection of four FREE ribbon spools.

There are no limits to the number of bundles you can purchase.  For every bundle you purchase, another spool of ribbon you may choose.

Please remember that bundles and free exclusive ribbon are only available while supplies last.

Imagine how gorgeous your gifts will look under the Christmas tree this year - wrapped and tied with gorgeous Stampin' Up! accessories.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Owls In Love

I just love the two step owl punch.  He is such a versatile little bird and can be used for both male and female cards.  Here I've used it as a "love" card - valentines day, wedding, anniversary or even a birthday card for your other half.  

In hindsight I shouldn't have used Early Espresso card stock as the background colour behind the owls because they were punched from Early Espresso too - but I'd stuck them down before I realised that the birds were lost a bit in the background - hohum - next time I'll do it different.  Besides that, I really love this card.  Soooooo cute.

If you want the instructions for making this card, please drop me an email.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Man Overboard

One of my very good friend's son recently celebrated a birthday.  William loves the beach and so I wanted his card to have a fun beachy feel.  This is what I came up with.......

I've used the Bigshot and Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies to create William's name.  After each letter was glued into place I marked the them with my white gel pen.  The clouds were sponged with white craft ink, as were the tips of each of the waves.  The gel pen was also used to create a few water ripples.  I'm not overly happy with the sun, but that was sponged too and then I used a marker to create the rays (hmmmmm - there has to be a better way to create a sun (lol)).  

Apparently it's William's favorite card and he's (very generously) displayed this card at the front of the all of his other cards (yes, I'm honored!!)

Happy 6th birthday William!

Scraps of DSP

Use up your scrap pieces of designer series paper!

This is a fantastic way to use up those long strips of designer series paper you have lying around your desk.  The original idea for the design of this card was taken from one of the gorgeous cards on the front of the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue.

I've punched strips of dsp with the Eyelet Border punch and glued the un-punched edge (does that make sense?) of the dsp strips to a piece of scrap card stock.  Once the card stock was fully covered with the strips  I ran it through the Bigshot with the Top Note die.  I then ran my hand backwards over the scalloped edges of the dsp to lift the scallops off the page.

I'm really happy with how this card turned out - it's very "pretty".

Don't forget to use your Stampin' Up! catalogue for creative ideas - hopefully you'll find some fantastic inspiration just as I have.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack

Last night I held my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack class - we made four cards and four Christmas tags.

This first card was made using the Delightful Decorations and Lovely as a Tree (one of my favs) stamp sets.  We punched out the Christmas ornaments with the Ornament extra large punch and tied a piece of linen thread around the top of each one and added a dimensional to the back of them to give lift them off the tree.  The Cherry Cobbler ornament has a rhinestone added to the centre of it to add a bit of bling - you know I love bling!!

This next card is a favorite from last year.  The original card idea came from a swap I received from one of the very talented girls in a Stampin' Up! group that I belong to (I have misplaced the original swap, so if you were the talented girl, please let me know and I'll add your name here).  Anywho.... this card was popular last year, so we made it again this year.  The stamp set is (again) Lovely as a Tree and there is glitter glued to the "window frames" to look like banked snow.  The sentiment is from Many Merry Messages - this stamp set covers all your sentiment needs for Christmas - love it!!

We then made four Chrismas tags using the Punch Pals stamp set.  All the images were stamped with StazOn black ink and we then coloured the images with markers.  How gorgeous will these look on gifts under the tree??

 If you are interested in attending my classes, please give me a call or drop me an email.